|I was born in the divided city of Berlin at the end of the 1960s and introduced to the wide-open world at an early age. This travel let me immerse myself in a variety of vibrant cultures — but, not being able to speak the native language in most countries I visited, I had to develop a much more visual way of communicating and interpreting those places. And so, from childhood, I began to explore people, environments, traditions and rituals through a storyteller’s lens.|
The years have taken me to boarding school in England’s countryside. Through studies at the London School of Economics. Between times spent living and working in Tokyo, Odessa, St. Petersburg, New York and Dubai. These experiences have deepened my curiosity and helped me hone my skills as a documentary filmmaker and photographer.
I am compelled to share the spirit of the people and places I encounter; I am inspired to tell their stories. My medium is character and atmosphere that capture mood and emotion. My motivation is communicating both struggles and strength in a compelling visual way that anyone in the world can easily understand and feel.